I graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 and entered the Army as Field Artillery Officer. While stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, I discovered competitive shooting and became an avid USPSA competitor, quickly earning my “Master” classification. After 20+ years of service, I retired from the Army in 2018 as a Lieutenant Colonel and the Commander of the US Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia. I have always been passionate about shooting and was privileged to serve with the best shooters in the world. I can definitively say, quality training produces good results.
Today, I want to take my experience and train others to be safe, responsible gun owners. Above all, firearms training is essential for any gun owner and even more important for those who choose to carry. In addition, I believe anyone can become confident and competent with whatever handgun they choose to own, but that requires training.
Confidence and competence result from quality firearms training. This training must focus on the fundamentals of shooting first. If you can’t hit what you’re trying to, nothing else really matters until you can. Sight alignment and trigger control are the most important things we do when shooting. It sounds easy, but takes a lot of practice to achieve a high degree of success. My training focuses on the individual gun owner. I generally limit class sizes to 6 or less and can accommodate your availability based on your schedule, not mine. I am passionate about the Second Amendment, firearms training and the individual responsibility that comes with owning and carrying a handgun.
First, I have two Great Pyrenees, and they are the most incredible dogs I’ve ever owned. Their innate mindset is to always be watching and aware. Secondly, retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and author, Dave Grossman, uses the analogy that there are three types of people in the world: sheep, wolves and sheepdogs. As firearms owners, we should all work on our attitude and mindset, especially if choosing to carry a firearm. Like Sheepdogs, we should strive to improve our situational awareness, be aware of the world around us and be ready to defend ourselves and those we love. We live in a pretty crazy world. Never give up your ability and right to defend yourself and those you love.
Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.Vince Lombardi
The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is bearing arms.GEN George Patton
Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.Larry Page